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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jan 7, 2011 8:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Top Ten of the Last Ten: 1985-95

I have to admit that the territory after 1985 is pretty unfamiliar to me. It's not an era bias, necessarily; it's just that I haven't listened to much. I tend to listen to a lot of 60s and 70s cuz there's just so much good much good music there, and I've also been inclined to explore years when I saw shows (mainly 78-85), so that's the bulk of what I'm familiar with.

So, given that this seems to be Top Ten Week here at the forum, I'm curious to know what folks' Top Tens (or Top Fives or just Favorite Shows) would be from The Last Ten Years. Not each year necessarily, just shows that would be worth checking out, and why.




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Poster: olympiaroad Date: Jan 8, 2011 5:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Ten of the Last Ten: 1985-95

I just started listening to 85 in order. The first three shows are rough. Well, the 18th is pretty good, but Bobby gets a bad cold or something by the last night and they're a little unpolished. The Berkeley run is great so far. The Terrapin and subsequent jam from the 10th (sort of a Heaven Help/MLB) is heavenly. Bobby is forceful, Jerry is mellow and somehow it works. Love that "one more time" in Jack Straw, but that's about the high point of that show.

I'm looking forward to reliving the east coast component through the Oade Brothers' mics. I loved it through my own goonie-birded ears at the time, (especially 2nd night Springfield).

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jan 8, 2011 8:16am
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That's a bumpy road OR ( I love '85 too). I would be interested in your notes when you are done. Please consider posting.

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Poster: olympiaroad Date: Jan 8, 2011 9:18am
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Yeah, I started doing that several years ago. I always listened to the GD seasonally, (i.e., spring shows in the spring, etc.) and still do. (Thanks to being alive in this, the best time to be alive for a music freak, I do the same with Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan tours as they are happening.)

I often aspire someday to start at the beginning and try to do the whole 30 years of GD in order but, (no offense to the vast majority of people here, 69-74 fans), I get bogged down with those limited song selections in the setlists from the early 70's and find myself longing for more variety. Someday. (Of course, I worry what will happen when I get to 95. Will I just walk away then or when spring comes, will I want to pretend I'm in the carpeted halls of Providence Civic Center again like usual?)

What's cool about it is it allows you to get into the mode of being on tour, i.e., when they break out that To Lay Me Down or BIODTL, it's special. I suppose listening to the shows of several years in a row would intensify that element, but I'm still locked into a seasonal paradigm.

What's tough sometimes is making a transition that's not so logical. That happened to me last fall when, strangely enough, I just couldn't get into the fall of 79. I think it was because I had just done fall tours from 82, 83 and 87 respectively and was turned off by listening to them rehearse Go to Heaven every night. Again, no offense to the late-70's crowd.

This spring, I plan to do 85, 86 and 87 spring tours. Maybe 89 or 92. (Surely all those Wave to the Winds and Corinna's will have me longing for the land of Lost Sailor and Althea.) That's why I started now. By Memorial Day, I'm all about stadiums.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jan 8, 2011 8:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Ten of the Last Ten: 1985-95

I think you've said before that you do "tours," right? That's a great way to get to know stuff. I'd like to do that if I could; the buffering/streaming speed of the internet where I live precludes that. Can't just click-n-stream. Going to try a new internet provider that may get a few more tunes into one click before it stops ... maybe even a whole set (what a concept!) I'm appreciating the speedy internet in the U.S. while I'm here!

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Poster: olympiaroad Date: Jan 8, 2011 9:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Ten of the Last Ten: 1985-95

Send me an 8 or 10G thumbdrive and I'll try to fit the tour on it in flac format and send it back to you. My email address is the above handle @hotmail. Then send it back and we'll do it again. In the 90's we used to call that a "B&P"!

sbd>dat>cdead... ; )

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jan 8, 2011 3:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Ten of the Last Ten: 1985-95

Thanks, OR! Would be more than happy for care packages on the Other Side of the World :-) I'll shoot you an email ...

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jan 8, 2011 10:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Ten of the Last Ten: 1985-95

Good thread. At least your top-ten inquiry is Grateful Dead related, as opposed to those recently of a newer poster here who seems intent on taking up space with completely unrelated garbage (when he's not too busy whining).

I do love top-tens and wish I could contribute more, but unfortunately, I find it pretty difficult to listen to anything post 1981.

Still, there are actually a few shows that I do hit once in a great while. Here is my quasi top-ten of 1985-95...

11/01/85 (91)
11/05/85 (90)
11/10/85 (90)
03/21/86 (89)
12/31/87 (90)
10/09/89 (92)
03/29/90 (100)
10/27/91 (94)
05/26/93 (89)
09/24/94 (95+)

Bonus*** "Funnest first set of 1985-95 before Jer loses his voice and the wheels come off"

http://www.archive.org/details/gd85-04-08.sbd.wiley.8755.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jan 8, 2011 4:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Ten of the Last Ten: 1985-95

A 100 from 90 and a 95 from 94? Coming from you, Cliff, that's really something! And encouraging. I really do WANT to find good shows from later on ... but, ya know, limited time (and very limited streaming/buffering speed to just surf around randomly).

Now I've got to wait to see what WT has to add ... I'd say that I'm waiting with baited breath, but I'm afraid I'd turn blue.


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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jan 8, 2011 4:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Ten of the Last Ten: 1985-95

3/29/90 is a very special show, for obvious reasons. I think the scores really put the quality of the performances during 80's and 90's into perspective. The best shows from the post 1981 period are inferior to even average performances from 1968-1977.

The very best shows of 1982-1995 will score out in the low 90 point range (still a pretty good score), with perhaps the scores of a select few performances approaching the mid 90's. Your average performance during the later era will score out in the mid-80's...

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jan 8, 2011 5:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Ten of the Last Ten: 1985-95

This is probably dim, but why obvious reasons? Cuz of Branford Marsalis? Something could be a special idea, though, and not really work. But of course I'm talking through my hat, cuz I haven't heard it yet.

What really amazes me is how much you guys have heard! (Not just Cliff or the most active posters, but LOTS of folks here!) I used to have my old tape collection (lost in the late 90s) and would periodically get DPs, but didn't really pay attention for years until I found the archives. Now I'm just trying to catch up and educate myself ...

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jan 8, 2011 5:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Ten of the Last Ten: 1985-95

I'm astonished that you have never listened to 3/29/90 before! And at the same time just a bit jealous as well, of the mind bending you are in for when you do get around to checking it out for the first time.

I suggest, no I urge you not to wait any longer. And please let us all know if and why you think it's a special performance...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd90-03-29.sbd.miller.26341.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jan 8, 2011 9:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Ten of the Last Ten: 1985-95

Hah, well, I could astonish you easily, I'm sure, with all I've never heard! Btw, what's the mysterious 9/24/94?

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jan 9, 2011 4:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Ten of the Last Ten: 1985-95

Your lack of knowledge is only self perceived (if that even). I find you to be quite knowledgeable about the Grateful Dead, which is exactly why I am astonished that you have never heard such an historically significant show.

I would be no more astonished if you said you'd never listened to 5/8/77 or 8/27/72. But I'm even more astonished that you still resist checking the performance out. Now I'm certainly no expert on late-era Grateful Dead but in my opinion 3/29/90 is one of, if not the best performance of this time period...

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jan 9, 2011 6:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Ten of the Last Ten: 1985-95

Oh, not having heard it yet isn't the same as resistance. But really, while I have a decent memory for historical detail, I don't have the encyclopedic level of comparative knowledge of specific dates, tunes, jams, Bests, etc that many forumites do -- which is why it's so interesting to get recs and reactions. Heck, I only found out about the archives a few years ago; I've got a lot of catching up to do! One thing I've figured out, though, is that just being written about or praised by the band or "known" isn't enough to get a show from the '90s a coveted Cliff 100 :-) I look forward to hearing it!

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Poster: high flow Date: Jan 8, 2011 11:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Ten of the Last Ten: 1985-95

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1991-09-24.sbd.serafin.tetzeli.fix-7693.33813.flac16

When I saw 9/24/9? I immediately thought of this show.....but this ain't '94 it's 91.

Just another strong '91. Has a Dark Star and Foolish from Space is good. The Weight ends the night. Was a good cassette man. It's been a while since I heard this one. I'm pretty much going from memory here....

Here's the '94 Phil and Friends.....;)

http://www.archive.org/details/1994-09-24.paf.sbd.zelner-vernon.14071.sbeok.flacf

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jan 9, 2011 7:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Ten of the Last Ten: 1985-95

Aha. I bet that's what Cliff meant, though we'll have to wait to hear from him ... It was discussed or mentioned on the forum a while back, and I DL'd it; really a wonderful show. I hadn't categorized it mentally as GD since it's not an Official Show of the Band -- more of a gray area, like Mickey and the Hartbeats, and to me, more an indication of what they COULD have done than what they did (which was pretty much super-sized mega-shows with lots of synthesized sound and a deteriorating audience scene that, along with Jerry's issues, had to mean severe disconnection from the muses).

But it really demonstrates how good they still could be. To me, also, it kind of underscores what I don't like so much about the 90s: namely, that synthesized, midi sound. Take that away, and it's still wonderful, even with Jerry's infamous issues and Vince. I sure wish the band as a whole (or in parts) had done more acoustic in the 90s. And more smaller shows.


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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jan 9, 2011 8:09am
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It's just my opinion, but I consider 9/24/94 to be a Grateful Dead performance, "Phil and Friends" not withstanding. And while I can certainly understand how others will disagree, I don't see how it's any different from 4/25/81 and 5/22/81 and I believe that it should be archived here with the other music performed by the Grateful Dead...

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Poster: vapors Date: Jan 9, 2011 8:40am
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What explanation is there for this Grateful Dead acoustic performance being archived as Phil and Friends? Something about the way the show was billed ?

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jan 9, 2011 9:26am
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The show was a benefit for the music programs of Berkeley schools billed as "Phil and Friends"

Personel was Lesh, Garcia, Weir and Welnick.

Sure sounds like the Grateful Dead to me...

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 9, 2011 10:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Ten of the Last Ten: 1985-95

In the absence of Bill Kreutzmann it isn't the Grateful Dead.

(see past 'Core Four' discussions where I have droned on at length on this topic)

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jan 9, 2011 10:08am
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But without Phil Lesh it is the Grateful Dead?

Makes absolutely no sense...

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 9, 2011 10:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Ten of the Last Ten: 1985-95

I agree. It made no sense to call it the Grateful Dead without Phil (just as it wasn't the Grateful Dead without Bob and never could be without Jerry).

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 8, 2011 8:18pm
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You can breath now...

Seriously, I have not ever listened to anything, save a single bit of a song or two when I first arrived here and someone like Dire insisted. Really.

I am so bad, I couldn't agree less with CLIFF--I'd much rather talk early movies than latter era DEAD, even if this is a DEAD Forum. Just moderate me right off the Forum if it gets annoying (I am sure it does). Speaking of which, that's been great lately, eh?

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jan 9, 2011 4:18am
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I would rather discuss films over late-era Grateful Dead as well Bow Man, but not on a Grateful Dead website and certainly not in a thread initiated by a Douchebag...

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 9, 2011 7:12am
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Understood; I haven't been keeping up--so I thought whomever it was, they were just another newbie (as always, term used with respect and even a little admiration for joining up and sticking around).

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jan 8, 2011 10:10pm
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Nothing at all from '85 on? So how do you know you don't like it? Midi allergy? Fozzie-a-phobia? Or perhaps an occupational hazard, since professors have to specialize?

Btw one of the best movies of all time is a German movie called The Edukators. I'll have to wait for a less specialized movie thread to rave about that one, though.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jan 8, 2011 11:25pm
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Wow. That is in with the Baader-Meinhof Complex, Together (a more subtle horror show), and Blame It On Fidel (simply tragic).
Am I gonna have to keep an eye on you?
Is this Nepalese deal a cover for helping the Maoists?
What's your real handle?
Did you deliver any wrapped packages in late December near _____?
Have they brainwashed you? Blink twice if they have.....

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jan 9, 2011 6:52am
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I haven't seen those other films, but it doesn't seem as if they're similar at all. That's kind of like saying Wizard of Oz is like the Blair Witch Project cuz they both reference witches. (OK, overstated, but you get my point.)

The Edukators is about youthful idealism (in all its mix of insight, confusion, simplistic-ness and brilliance) coming into contact with the complexities, nuances and losses of age and experience. Do we "sell out" as we get older, or is it more complicated than that, or a little of both?

And I've seldom if ever seen a movie that really shows what it's like to be, say, 21 or whatever they are ... sure, most of us don't break into houses to re-arrange the furniture as a political statement, but the lives, the conversations, even the look of the apartment is awfully real. I can't think of any Hollywood movie that captures that.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jan 9, 2011 8:57am
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Overstated, like the cocktail umbrella used as a circus tent.
Respectively a German, Swedish and French film, so no Hollywood in sight. All about youthful idealism confronting the decisions of its heart and as that changes due to circumstance or time. I'll watch The Edukators again, but I think it fits right in w/ the other films.
I think we have a movie beef (well, small cutlet). That may be a forum first.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jan 9, 2011 10:34am
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Wasn't referring to those movies as Hollywood, but just saying Hollywood's approach is almost inevitably glamorizing/glossifying. Look at the Color Purple, where dirt-poor horribly oppressed southern blacks get to live in a huge mansion. As if. Or look at how they turned Return of the Secaucus Seven (a great John Sayles flick) into the Big Chill (snappy, glib and zzzzzz).

That's what I meant; not those movies specifically, which I haven't seen. They sound dark and depressing and all about Young Radical Terrorists, though, which isn't the Edukators ... of course, I could be way off base. I'd put them in my Netflix queue if they delivered to an address that would sound something like, "just past the chicken-and-duck stalls, next to the house with the rooster that crows like Jerry in '85."

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jan 9, 2011 6:50pm
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Return of the Secaucus Seven was on your favs list.
The movies I mentioned are not about Young Radical Terrorists (except one :-).
Together is actually under the Comedy label and Blame It On Fidel roughly also under the same category (one of the best performances in film by a child actor, Nina Kervel-Bey)(I let A. watch it).
The Baader Meinhof Complex is about the Red Army Faction so that is definitely under Young Radical Terrorists.
I will give The Edukators another go, since it comes highly recommended.

It must be a serious pain in the butt with the buffering. Have you consulted with teckies?

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jan 9, 2011 8:05pm
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So far all the techie types I've mentioned this to said they have the same issues with DL speeds, buffering, etc., and none of the internet providers make enough of a difference to be worth the cost. Yet recently I went to someone's house and, lo and behold, she was streaming classical music from Australia! I tested LIA and it didn't go all herky-jerky, so we plan to try her internet provider when I get back there. Cross your fingers.

But of course, sheesh, listen to me! When I lived there in the '90s, the phone was at the landlady's and you showered by filling a water pot at the outside pump and carrying it to the roof, Sumerian style. Talk about spoiled by technology! Waaah, my download speed from halfway around the world is soooo slooooow .....!

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jan 9, 2011 9:34pm
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That's a marketing angle for the future makers of The Chip.
Just as good as a wireless! Anywhere! No more waiting for buffering again!

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Poster: face of space Date: Jan 9, 2011 7:59pm
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I don't think MIDI appeared until '87, or whenever the Tiger guitar was retired. I remember asking Betsy Cohen in '86.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jan 8, 2011 11:31pm
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I kinda like a mix as well.
This is my tribe. Why would I want to go elsewhere and talk movies? They probably don't know the meaning of 12-29-68 or 6-24-70.

WT, you know everything about Cream, so I make a shaky assumption that you have heard this (Santa gifted me),

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zWRjgathjA

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 9, 2011 7:09am
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That's a good pt (this place, commonalities, etc).

But, the pathetic truth is, I dont "have" another website, PERIOD. Other than "real work", or vacation planning/family communications, I don't use the web for anything...I certainly don't post anything anywhere else.

So, for me--there ain't no other choice; if I don't bore y'all with it, it's just not going anywhere...

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jan 8, 2011 4:10pm
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If I had a silver platter AR,

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1990-03-24.sbd.miller.107873.flac16

or

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1990-03-22.mtx.dan.28040.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: groovernut Date: Jan 9, 2011 8:36am
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Yo Cliff you got my attention with

09/24/94

I figure what! 94.... well this is the first "Phil and Friends" show. An acoustic set. Interesting.

http://www.archive.org/details/1994-09-24.paf.sbd.zelner-vernon.14071.sbeok.flacf

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Poster: closed my eyes to see Date: Jan 7, 2011 10:23pm
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I have lurked here for a while, but I really enjoy all of the knowledge that all of the folks here have passed on. I would like to recommend my first show. I was only 13 at the time, so I hope my enthusiasm for it is not over the top. Thank your Mr. Miller, or Mr. Charlie, which ever he prefers
http://www.archive.org/details/gd93-09-10.dsbd.miller.28782.sbeok.flacf

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jan 7, 2011 10:36pm
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Welcome aboard!

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Poster: dirtybuck Date: Jan 7, 2011 10:55pm
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Springfield '85, The Greek '85 1st & 2nd night.
Chula Vista 85', Kaiser Nov. run in '85,
I used to say the last really good shows I saw were the Warlocks 89' in Hampton, though I never listen to it. Not into the Midi, or Garcia's voice post coma.
Kept seeing em' till the end though.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jan 8, 2011 4:06pm
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I agree on the midi; I'm just not into that sound. Same with the song selection. Beatles covers don't do it for me. Jerry's voice has a certain emotive old-man charm in the later years, though, IMO. (Not that he was really old. The guy died at barely 53. But he sure sounded it -- and looked it!)

I did see shows into the 90s when I could; not many, though. Life changes, priorities change, and traveling for shows doesn't quite go along with a real job! But I enjoyed the shows I did see (though I always worried beforehand if it would still be good ...)





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Poster: stratocaster Date: Jan 8, 2011 10:45am
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06/30/85, 03/25/85, 06/16/85
12/30/86, 03/24/86
09/18/87, 07/08/87
03/31/88
07/19/89, 10/09/89, 08/19/89, 07/17/89
03/29/90, 09/20/90
04/01/91, 09/10/91
12/16/92, 05/31/92
09/22/93, 05/27/93
03/21/94, 03/16/94, 10/01/94
05/21/95, 05/26/95

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Poster: JB Date: Jan 8, 2011 12:32pm
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the september run at msg 90 is pretty good. 9-14 to 9-20 i believe. listened to the whole run recently and it holds up pretty good.

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Poster: Dhamma1 Date: Jan 8, 2011 6:28am
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Here is what forum respondents recommended as their favorite/best shows of the decade, Nov. 20, 2008. Being thoroughly happy with 1967-78, I haven't actually listened to any of these. Note that there are no post-coma show among the most recommended from the 80s:

4 mentions 3/9/1981 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1981-03-09.sbd.miller.74220.sbeok.flac16

3 mentions 12/31/1981 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1981-12-31.sbd.gans.33660.sbeok.flac16

3 mentions 9/17/1982 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1982-09-17.mtx.haugh.82208.sbefail.flac16

2 mentions 2/27/1981 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1981-02-27.mtx.chappell.sb02b.28384.sbeok.flac16

2 mentions 5/6/1981 http://www.archive.org/details/gd81-05-06.glassberg.vernon.17697.sbeok.shnf

2 mentions 9/26/1981 Buffalo
http://www.archive.org/details/gd81-09-26.sbd.miller.18110.sbeok.shnf

2 mentions 10/12/1984 http://www.archive.org/details/gd84-10-12-oade.sacks.8795.sbefail.shnf

Others, mentioned only once:
9/6/1980
11/30/1980
1980-12-13 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1980-12-13.sbd.miller.91939.sbeok.flac16 1980-12-14 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1980-12-14.nak700.miller.89003.sbeok.flac16
5/16/1981 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1981-05-16.sbd.miller.30647.sbeok.flac16
8/1/1981
9/12/1981
10/12/1981 http://www.archive.org/details/gd81-10-12.sbd.macdonald.7916.sbeok.shnf
4/19/1982 http://www.archive.org/details/gd82-04-19.aud-martin.warner.19420.sbeok.shnf
7/29/1982 http://www.archive.org/details/gd82-07-29.fob-senn421.wise.4981.sbeok.shnf
8/7/1982
8/10/1982
10/9/1982 http://www.archive.org/details/gd82-10-09.sbd-patched.wiley.15800.sbeok.shnf
10/10/1982
11/26/1982 http://www.archive.org/details/gd82-11-26.sbd.streeter.21065.sbeok.shnf
9/2/1983 http://www.archive.org/details/gd83-09-02.beyer_senn.unk.23854.sbefail.shnf
9/3/1983
9/6/1983
10/14/1983
10/31/1983
7/1/1984
11/2/1984
4/8/1985 http://www.archive.org/details/gd85-04-08.sbd.wiley.8755.sbeok.shnf
6/27/1985
7/1/1985 http://www.archive.org/details/gd85-07-01.composite.torbjorn.17350.sbeok.shnf
3/27/1988
4/1/1988
7/7/1989 http://www.archive.org/details/gd89-07-07.sbd.wiley.7855.sbeok.shnf
10/18/1989 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1989-10-18.sbd.walker-scotton.miller.83776.sbeok.flac16
10/19/1989 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1989-10-19.sbd.walker-scotton.miller.83305.sbeok.flac16
10/20/1989 http://www.archive.org/details/gd1989-10-20.sbd.walker-scotton.miller.83317.sbeok.flac16
12/30/1989

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jan 8, 2011 3:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Ten of the Last Ten: 1985-95 (1980s)

I do like a lot of early 80s and listen to a fair amount; this isn't a true Top Ten cuz I haven't gone through and rated and really thought about it, but I'd toss these into the mix. Not that I've listened to everything during those years, LOL! Notice the drop-off as we get to the mid-80s:

In 1980, 5/6, 5/7, 6/8, 6/21, 9/3, 9/4, 10/10, 10/31, 11/29, 12/6, 12/31;

In 1981, 5/6, 5/16, 9/11, 9/12, 9/26, 10/16, 10/19, 12/9, 12/31;

In 1982, 4/19, 7/31, 8/3, 8/7, 8/10, 9/17, 9/20, 9/21, 10/9, 10/10;

In 1983, 6/20, 9/2, 10/11, 10/15, 10/17, 10/31;

In 1984, 7/6, 7/22, 10/12;

In 1985, 6/24, 6/27, 7/1.

(Have good thoughts about some others from 84-85, but would need to listen again/compare to others from those years to see if they hold up. But, ya know, so many shows so little time ... !)

edit: Corrected a typo; should be 9/11/81. I'd accidentally written the wrong date (when there wasn't even a show). Whoops.

This post was modified by AltheaRose on 2011-01-08 23:51:56

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Jan 8, 2011 12:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Ten of the Last Ten: 1985-95 (1980s)

check out the marin county run from late march/early april 1984... also 4-14-84 hampton is the shite... agreed on ventura show... oh yeah how about indy 84... i believe thats 7/31... worcester 84 run is pretty good too

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Poster: Dhamma1 Date: Jan 8, 2011 6:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Ten of the Last Ten: 1985-95 (90s)

Anything after 78 is terra incognita to me, so when this topic came up in previous years, I pasted people's recommendations into my notes in case I ever want to remedy my ignorance. Here's what I have, for the 1990s:


Best of 1991, per craven714 at LMA on 1-14-09:

Greensboro 3-31-91:
highlights~ Eyes,jam before drums,around and around


Greensboro 4-1-91:
highlights~ the whole friggin show!


Vegas 4-28-91:
highlights~ J. Straw, Big River, Bird Song (Carlos)
Saint, Crazy, Deal, Slot machine Drums,TOO,SSDD


Shoreline 5-12-91:
highlights~ Althea, C.C.>Lot to Laugh, High Time, H>S>F


RFK 6-14-91:
highlights~ everything after the 3rd song
View From The Vault II DVD ( i think )


Heaven 6-17-91:
highlights~ are you fuckin kiddin me!?!
best show of this year


Pine Knob 6-20-91:
highlights~ set 2: setlist A- / execution B-


Bonner Springs, KS6-25-91:
highlights~ Sugaree, Candyman, Memphis Bluz, Tenn Jed
(sorry dire), MNS, and did I mention Candyman?


Shoreline 8-16-91:
highlights~ the surprising (yet a bit of a let down)
first set Dark Star. Made up for it second set...
(very focused bruce)


MSG 9-10-91:
highlights~ Branford. best of run of MSG



Ahhhhhhhh.... BOSTON '91.. the ENTIRE run.
but to lists in the top 10s:




Oakland 10-27-91:
two days after Uncle Bobos untimely death, the boys dig
deep and come up big: Carlos, and Gary Duncan rise for
the occasion as well.


Oakland Halloween, Ken Kesey rap...nuff said


San Fran 11-3-91:
Bills Benefit for Laughter, Love and Music
Fogerty fucks it up, but the meaning is there, and they finally wrap up Bobos SSDD from a week before.


Oakland New Years Run:
12-27-91
Not that great of a show at all. But its interesting
to hear Vince try to make up for the missing Bruce.
I believe he gives a good show over all. A little bit
over the top at times. But thats our Vince.


Oakland New Years Run:
12-28-91
highlights~ few, equal to the other nights of the run.
But a stand out SOTM might interest some.



Best of 1992-1995, from LMA Forum participants, March 2008

1992:

92-6-25 - Soldier Field with Steve Miller James Cotton
92-12-16 - Oakland Coliseum


1993:

93-2-23 - Oakland Coliseum with Ornette Coleman
93-9-13 - Spectrum, PA
93-9-22 - MSG with David Murray and James Cotton
93-12-9 - Sports Arena, Los Angeles with Ornette again
93-12-10 - Sports Arena, Los Angeles with Branford

3-24-93
3-25-93
3-29-93 (80% of it is good)
4-1-93 (set 1)
4-4-93 (set 2)
5-27-93
6-9-93
6-15-93 (all except Dough Knees)
8-22-93 (set 2 esp. corinna thru days between)
8-26-93 (set 2)
8-27-93 (playing thru days between)
9-12-93
9-13-93 (set 2)
9-20-93 (set 2)
9-22-93
12-12-93 (set 1 & shakedown)


1994 (exit Healy, enter Cutler and Jerrys "new" sound):

3-21-94 (all except gr8est story)
3-30-94 (set 2)
4-4-94 (set 1 + days between)
6-19-94 (set 2)
7-2-94 (the 1st 3 songs of set 1 and set 2)
9-16-94
10-11-94 (Jerry's jam w/ drummers after He's Gone)

94-6-19 - Autzen Stadium, Eugene, Oregon
94-12-16 - Sports Arena, Los Angeles
94-6-13 - Seattle Memorial Stadium


1995:

2-21-95
3-23-95 (set 2 and so many roads)
3-30-95 (80% is good...must pick through)
4-2-95 (set 2 minus Eternity, and the Unbroken
Chain is not the best either)
4-7-95 ( set 2 )
6-2-95
6-28-95 (set 1 and most of 2)

95-2-21 - Salt Lake City
95-3-23 - Charlotte with Bruce

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Poster: Reade Date: Jan 8, 2011 9:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Ten of the Last Ten: 1985-95

It's interesting how little mention '87 is getting in the posts above (below?)
The year amounts to (in my mind at least) a Jerry comeback tour; there seems to be a spirit and energy in his playing that is clearly saying 'it's good to be back from that coma thing.'
There was the Dylan collaboration in the summer, the Broadway JGB run in October. It all sounds like he was really out there and loving it all.

This show is crisp and energetic and a good example of what I'm trying to talk about. I love the entire first set and the second up till drums:
http://www.archive.org/details/gd87-09-23.sbd.willy.15207.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: portmcgroin Date: Jan 8, 2011 7:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Ten of the Last Ten: 1985-95

Limited knowledge but anyway Branford shows esp.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd90-12-31.sbd-satellitefeed.hall.1688.sbeok.shnf &
http://www.archive.org/details/gd90-03-29.sbd.miller.26341.sbeok.shnf
Nice aud. http://www.archive.org/details/gd89-07-07.aud.wiley.7855.sbeok.shnf
Check out the last Dew http://www.archive.org/details/gd95-06-21.naks.5971.sbeok.shnf
Nice Soundboard http://www.archive.org/details/gd93-08-21.sbd.nawrocki.15035.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jan 7, 2011 11:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Ten of the Last Ten: 1985-95

Shows I actually listen to

1985
4-14-85 2nd
6-14-85 set1.5
6-24-85 2nd
6-27-85 1st
7-1-85 2nd
9-15-85 all
11-1-85 2nd
11-21-85 2nd
1987
7-8-87 2nd
1988
3-27-88 all
7-3-88 all
1989
3-30-89 all
3-31-89 2nd
10-8-89 2nd
10-9-89 2nd
1990
3-15-90 all
3-19-90 2nd
3-22-90 2nd
3-24-90 all Great Show
3-29-90 B/S,2nd
7-8-90 2nd
7-12-90 2nd
7-14-90 2nd
9-19-90 all
9-20-90 2nd
10-27-90 2nd
12-31-90 2nd
1991
4-1-90 2nd
8-16-91 2nd
10-31-91 all
1994
10-14-94 2nd
1995
3-18-95

Lots of holes for a comprehensive list.
How about a '80-'95 LiA or CH type ? Anyone ?

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jan 8, 2011 8:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Ten of the Last Ten: 1985-95

>Shows I actually listen to

Wow! Where do you actually find the time?!? I have the feeling you're not slighting the early years, either ...


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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Jan 9, 2011 9:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Ten of the Last Ten: 1985-95

I'm with you. I don't have enough time between 68 and 74. Let's start a pool and guess how many hour's per day Micah6 listens to shows. :)

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Jan 8, 2011 12:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Ten of the Last Ten: 1985-95

that 9/15/1985 is silky smooth... set list is outside the norm and we have a great AUD as well!

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Jan 8, 2011 7:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Ten of the Last Ten: 1985-95

This show is is awesome. This is a SBD with a little bit of aud noise at the beginning, despite what is listed in the info:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1987-04-04.nak300.andrewf.78055.sbeok.flac16